38 year old Italian, Andrea Pirlo the former Juventus man has confirmed that he will be retiring from football at the end of this season in the MLS.
Pirlo has made a total of 116 appearances and scored 13 goals for the Italian national team.
He started his professional career in Brescia playing from 1995-1998, he made 47 appearances and scored 6 goals before moving to Internazionale.
His last career appearance in Italy before moving to the MLS was at Juventus. He made 119 appearances and scored 32 goals for the Old ladies.
Pirlo who won the 2006 world cup In Germany with Italy, has been linked with a potential move to Chelsea in an assisting role under Chelsea’s Antonio Conte.
Conte has however downplayed the rumors brandishing it as mere speculation, insisting his major focus right now is on Chelsea.
Quitting The MLS This Season
Pirlo who plays for New York City Fc in the MLS has refused to rule out a move to the English Premier league, reiterating that he is surely going to quit the MLS at the end of the season.
You get to a point where you know that your body can’t give more, there is one problem or another during training, you realize your body has gotten to its elastic limit, he implied.
Pirlo insisted that it’s impossible to keep playing till 50, a new career direction is what he needs.
He said returning to Italy after his travels were priority number one. Afterward, he is going to consider taking up the status of “assistant coach.”
Andrea won three league titles with Antonio Conte, and his affection for Antonio remains solid.